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bruce, 72-year-old karen jacobs was taken to mercy medical initially, but the hospital tells us she was transferred. we were able to get any kind of a condition report. neighbors here called it a sad day. the damage from outside the mobile home did not look as bad as what firefighters apparently found inside. one battalion chief called the structure firefighters found when they arrived. " smoke and some fire showing not as kind of fire to the degree where exposures where an issue meaning the trailers to the left on the right. " neighbors say both of the jacobs had health issues and firefighters found oxygen bottles inside the mobile home. investigagars weren't sure if those issues played a role in how the fire started or may have prevented either one from getting out to escape the flames. one neighbor, who has lived here for much of his life, thought the couple may
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"it's kind of a sad day when you lose one of your neighbors that's been here for r ite a few years " "i'd see them out in the yard, on the porch with their plants and stuff and they like to be out with their garden and trees and whatnot." neighbors say they heard firefighters found ronald jacobs near the front t f the mobile home and karen jacobs in another room. ronald jacobs was pronounced dead at the scene. cedar rapids fire investigators have no this mobile home yet for for the moment it's labeled as "undetermined ." live in cedar rapids, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. remember, whenever you see news hapapning, call newsline nine at 319- 365-9999. you can also send pictures and videos to newsroom at kcrg dot com. let's turn now to a live look city cam. you can see much of the university of northern iowa's
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snowfalls. us now. joe, we could see some more light snow tonight? an area of low pressure pushes across eastern iowa tonight bringing the chances for a wintry mix. the precipitation looks light in nature and will change to light snow before ending. lingering flurries could be with us into the afternoon with all accumulation s generally under 1 inch. you may get a touch of spring fever later this week as a warmup commences. highs by thursday climb into the 40s with 50s ahead for the end of the week. have a great night! tonight: m/cloudy, mix late low: 24-30 winds: s 5-10tomorrow: chance of snow, mainly early high: 32-38 winds: nw 5-15 bruce and beth... 18-hundred third-graders who
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grade level are scheduled to participate in a summer reading program pilot study. today, iowa governor terry branstad announced the state has one point nine million dollats to cover the cost of the study. beginnnng in 2017, iowa s sool districts will be required to provide summer reading programs to students who are still struggling to read at the end of third grade. the pilot study will happen this summer, and will inform next t mmer's ading program. "this is a pilot. a study program, that with a cohort, a group of school districts across the state, that will be able to kind of test run high quality reading programs that school districts will then be able to implement in the summer of 2017." branstad said private gifts covered one point three million dollars needed to implement the study. the rest of the money came from the iowa department of education and the iowa board of regents. participating school districts in eastern iowa include cedar rapids, marion, central community,
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aplington- parkersburg. the iowa democratic party says human error caused five precincts to report incorrect caucus results two weeks ago. hillary clinton is still the winner of the caucuses, but the party is shifting its allocation of county convention delegates a bit. "we looked into these issues that were brought up just to make sure we had it accurate. nearly 1,700 precincts and " of the five counties that incorrectly awarded delegatete nearly all of the mistakes canceled each other out. taken altogether, the incorrect reporting gave bernie sanders one more county delegate. and martin o'mally also didn't get a delegate he was entitled to. the party fixed those mistakes. a federal appeals court judge who once worked in cedar rapids could make president obama's short list of potential supreme court nominees. justice antonin scalia died suddenly on saturday from
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his death set off a debate about whether obama should nominate someone to fill the seat in an election year. some senate leaders say the next president should nominate someone when he or she comes into office in january. president obama says he does plan to nominate a replacement. the senate then must approve that nominee. and that's why y dge jane kelly s on a short list of nominees. kelly was an assistant u-s attorney in cedar rapids until president obama appointed her to the 8th u-s circuit court of appeals. the senate unanimously confirmed her nomination in 2013. iowa senator chuck grassley accelerated her nomination. grassley is now the chairman of the senate judiciary committee. kcrg-tv nine's forrest saunders joins me now. forrest, does grassley's past support of kelly make her a strong potential nominee? that's a good question, but hard to answer. grassley has started towing the party linin sayyg the president should wait for his successor to nominate candidates.
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quote: "given the huge divide in the country, and the fact that this president, above all others, has use the courts to through his own we defer to the american people who will elect a new president to sesect the next supreme e urt justice." if republicans don't get their way, university of iowa political scientist tim hagle thinks the gop will stonewall any nominees until a new president is elected. that will reset the whole process. " i think that their better move will be to delay. if you give hearings to somebody and that person comes across as knowledgeable and calm it becomes harder to vote no." kelly was confirmed in 83 days to her circuit seat. that's fast. on average, research shows, it takes more than 270 days for that kind of
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it's likely grassley's support was key for kell. live in the newsroom, forrest saunders, kcrg-tv9 news. today, flags across iowa are flying at half-staff in honor of justice scalia. iowa governor terry branstad ordered the wering of all flags at government facilities in iowa. individuals, businesses, schools and counties were also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today. an eastern iowa travel agency says people are calling with questions about whether to take trips to countries with the zika virus. and it's not just people who could become the virus.
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an area of low pressure pushes across eastern iowa tonight bringing the chances for a wintry mix. the precipitation looks light in
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will change to light snow before ending. lingering flurries could be with us into the afternoon with all accumulation s generally under 1 inch.h. you may get a touch of spring fever later this week as a warmup commences. highs by thursday climb into the 40s with 50s ahead for the end of the week. have a great night! tonight: m/cloudy, mix late low: 24-30 winds: s 5-10tomorrow: chance of snow, mainly early high: 32-38 winds: nw 5-15tomorrow nigig: mostly cloudy low: 17-23 winds: nw 5-15wednesday: mtly cloudy igh: 31 - low: 20 thursday:
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cloudy, milder high: 43 - low: 23 friday: chance of am rain, windy high: 53 - low: : saturday: partly cloudy high: 52 - low: 37 sunday: partly cloudy high: 49 - low: 32 monday: partly cloudy high: 40 - low: 29
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dozens of members of a veterans post in decorah have a place to meet. ananit's because one dedicated volunteer
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debt. kcrg is pleased to recognize him as one of our nine who care. and a company that produces coatings for various products is planning to open a showcase facility in dubuque, and bring jobs too. stay with your 24 ho
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one cedar rapids travel agency says it's getting calls from people who concerns about going to countries that have the zika viruru zika is a mosquito- borne virus that's been linked to a birth defect that causes abnormally small heads and brain damage in babies.
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are minor, like a bad cold. the disease is spreading in central and south america. destinations unlimited says a number of its clients are heading to the area for the warmer temperatures, including the caribbean and mexico. so far, the travel agency say no one has canceled their trips. but vice president jane schulyer says the company has been counseling concerned travelers about how the virus could impact them. "whether it be young or older, somehow everyone thinks it's g gng to affect them. i is not the age grgrp. so we try to council them on what may be relevant, and what may not be relevant with the facts." she says her office also received a number of questions from travelers in 2014 when the ebola virus spread through a number of african countries. however, she said concerns are different because the viruses are different. a minnesota company that produces coatings f f
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jobs to dubuque. r-i-e coatings plans to open a new facility in the dubuque industrial district. space will serve customers in iowa, illinois and indiana. the dubuque development corporation says companies like r-i-e are exactly the kind it's trying to bring to the area. "what it means is eventually it's going to be their showcase facility, this is where they are going to be bringing their costumers. so, it's access to indiana, but also they provide services that are existing in industriess that are utilized so that's important for the city of dubuque, the industry, and the community. " the company is planning to employ 12 to 15 production workers in dubuque. it hopes to start production on july first. the iowa lottery is searching for two unclaimed winning powerball tickets that wililexpire in a month. a hy-vee in west des moines sold a 40-thousand
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march 15th. and the casey's in manly, iowa, sold a 10- thousand dollar ticket the same month. that ticket expires on march 14th. the iowa lottery says about one point three million dollars in lottery prizes go unclaimed each year. kcrg tv-nine is again honoring nine outstanding volunteers in eastern iowa. today, we feature a military veteran who works 40 hours a week for free so other veterans have a place to get together. stay with your 24 hour
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eachsponsors honor nine outstanding volunteers from throughout eastern iowa. their peers, and we call them our nine who care. after mark stockdale retired from mililiry service, he moved back to decorah and found a new calling as a volunteer. kcrg
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reports he helped save an organization that was drowning in debt. for members of decorah v- f-w post 1977...friday night is fish fry night, the group's most popular event.sot/nat and post commander mark stockdale is always there taking orders, stocking the salad bar and overseeing other volunteers as a more than 40-hour-a week unpaid c cb manager.. he joined this v-f-w about ten years ago, eventually learned a was failing financially. "i spent time analyzing what was going on...what was working what wasn't working. " the decorah v-f-w that mark joined was thousands of dollars in debt with unpaid loans
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that's when his military training kicked in. mark handled finances and payroll in the army. he made drastic changes, eliminating all paid club workers and even paid back taxes out of his own pocket at first to stop penalties. that begs this question. . rk, what would your mother say about loaning money to a nonprofit bills? "i was worried he wouldn't get that money back...but it worked out just fine" "to dig the vfw out of the debt situation really took a process of years...convincin g all sorts of folks to help out as volueers rather than have paid staff it wasn't until lasassummer he got the final check to make the organization debt free" and how important was it to make those tough economic decisions? " the door would be locked...the bank would own it " dave franzman, kcrg tv9 news. each of our nine who care winners have received 500 ddlars from our show you care
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donate to their favorite charities. now here's a look at what's coming up at 5:30 on abc's world news. coming up, breaking news. a deadly mix on american highways at thisisour. more than o thousand crashes.s.now and freezing rain, we're tracking it. scare in the air, a jet headed to new york, the emergency in the cockpit. world news tonight is cing up. iowa, an organization investigating cases where it
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convicted. theowa state university cyride driver charged in the killing of an urbana woman enters a plea.
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recapping today's top stories, a 72-year-old man died after a fire at his home this morning. police say ronald jacobs was in his mobile e me at 3701 16th avenue southwest with his wife karen jacobs when the fire started. emergency responders transported mrs. jacbos to the hospital. a federal judge who once worked in cedar rapids could make president obama's short list of potential supreme court nominees. experts say obama will likely consider jane kelly, who was an assistant u-s attorney in cedar rapids. that's until obama appointed her to the 8th u-s circuit court of appeals. a number of iowa third- graders who aren't reading at grade level are scheduled to
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reading program pilot study. more than three dodon school stricts throughout the state are scheduled to participate in the study this summer. it will inform how the state implements a state-wide summer reading program in the summer of 2017. let's go back to joe now for a final look at tonight's forecast. an area of low pressure pushes across eastern iowa tonight bringing the chances for a wintry mix. the precipipition looks light in nature and will change to light snow before ending. lingering flurries could be with us into the after breaking news tonight. the travel chaos at this hour. a deadly mix of snow, ice and rain. more than 2,000 accidents. major travel delays. and at least six tornadoes reported, as this major system moves through, winter alerts from georgia, all the way up to maine. trump's tirade, taking aim
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brother, the formerpresident, who was out on the trail for the first time. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. >> and whatonald trump is now threatening to do. and epic battle under way over the supreme court. the death of justice antonin scalia, and now, the fight over his successor. the scare in the air. the passenger jet headed to new york, 252 people onboard. and the emergency y the cockpit.t. and, going to the dogs. seven new breeds competing at the westminster dog show tonight, and we'll take you right there. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and it's a good thing for millions of americans this was a day off from work, becauset this hour, a dangerous mix of snow and freezing rain is making driving treacherous. a storm 1,200 miles long, from the south, all the way up to the northeast.

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